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Facebook sued by Russian firm deleted in troll account purge

The company behind one of the pages Facebook deleted as part of its troll account purge has filed a lawsuit against the social network. According to Reuters, Federal Agency of News LLC has accused Facebook of impinging on its right to free speech on...

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Volvo (deliberately) won‘t have any cars at the LA auto show

Automakers love making a big splash at auto shows, usually with swirling lights, loud dance music, and a car that appears out of a smoke-filled cave. Whether its a highly anticipated production vehicle or a concept car no one will ever get to drive,...

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Netflix‘s updated iOS controls speed up your streaming marathons

Sometimes its the simplest updates that can have the most impact. Case in point: Netflix has updated its iOS app with new controls that should help you get to what you want to watch that much sooner. You can double-tap the sides of the screen to s...

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Zuckerberg says stepping down at Facebook is ‘not the plan‘

Once again, there has been a bombshell report about Facebook and once again, execs are doing the rounds on cable news. This time instead of Sheryl Sandberg, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and his tone in a CNN Business interview was not nearly as apologet...

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‘Civilization VI‘ expansion ‘Gathering Storm‘ launches February 14th

Civilization VI is a strategy game with some legs, and we dont just mean its ever-expanding platform support. Firaxis and 2K have revealed that the titles second expansion, Gathering Storm, will reach Windows gamers on February 14th, 2019. Mac an...

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Alexa is about to hit more Bluetooth headphones and wearables

Alexa connectivity looks set to arrive on a new wave of Bluetooth headphones, smartwatches and other devices after Amazon opened up its Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit. The software development kit was announced in January, and companies including Bose, J...

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Robert Rodriguez releases over-the-top VR film ‘The Limit‘

Want to see how well Robert Rodriguez directorial skills translate to virtual reality? Nows your chance. Rodriguez and STX have released The Limit on nearly every major VR-capable platform, including Oculus headsets, HTCs Vive line, Android, iOS...

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NASA launching safety review of SpaceX because Elon Musk smoked pot

When NASA tapped SpaceX and Boeing to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, the companies likely expected the government agency would keep a close eye on things. But they probably didnt expect a probe prompted by a podcast. According to...

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FCC proposal would limit robocalls to reassigned phone numbers

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is continuing his seemingly relentless quest to rid the US of robocalls. The regulator has proposed more measures that would fight spam calls and texts, particularly people with reassigned numbers. The first proposal would cre...

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Black Friday 2018 deals we‘re already seeing

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutters independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. that support its work. Read Wirecutters continuously updated lis...

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Google envisions smart roller skates for walking endlessly in VR

Right now the solutions for walking through large virtual reality environments are quite limited. Youre typically looking at either a 360-degree treadmill or playing in a gigantic physical space. Google, however, might have a better solution -- al...

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NASA successfully tests OSIRIS-REx robotic arm ahead of arrival

NASAs spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is just 75 miles from its destination and, just like you would near the end of a light, its starting to stretch out. The craft successfully tested its Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM), a robotic arm tha...

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Google rolls out Digital Wellbeing tools for Android

Earlier this year during its I/O conference, Google announced new tools to help users manage their screen time. Now, its rolling out Digital Wellbeing to Google Pixel phones and Android One devices with Android 9 Pie. Digital Wellbeing gives Android...

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Leica‘s latest Panasonic rebadge is the 17-megapixel D-Lux 7

Leica is continuing its habit of repackaging Panasonic cameras and charging a premium, although thats not necessarily a bad thing in this case. The company has unveiled the D-Lux 7, a prettier-looking version of Panasonics LX100 II. It mates Leic...

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Uber enlists outside help to improve wheelchair-accessible rides

Uber has found itself in hot water multiple times over its lack of wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAVs), and now its teaming up with another company in order to better serve passengers with disabilities. Its partnering with MV Transportation, a co...

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Engadget giveaway: Win a Smart Light Starter Kit and Home Max courtesy of Google!

If you havent dabbled in the smart home sector yet, but would like to enjoy some of the perks without investing big bucks, the new made-for-Google Smart Light Starter Kit from GE is tailor-made. This package includes a Google Home Mini and a GE-C Li...

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Amazon bids on Fox regional sports channels from Disney deal

Now that Disney has to give up 22 regional sports channels in order to buy key Fox assets, whos going to snap them up? It might be Amazon. CNBC tipsters claim the internet giant is bidding on all of the channels, including the YES Network. Its n...

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Police arrest alleged Russian hacker behind huge Android ad scam

Police in Bulgaria have arrested an alleged Russian hacker who may be responsible for a huge Android ad scam that netted 10 million. The individual identified as Alexander Zhukov is a Saint Petersburg native whos been living in Varna, Bulgaria, sin...

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You can sign into your Microsoft account without a password

Now that the Windows 10 October update (aka 1809) is back, Microsoft is taking advantage of it to continue its fight against passwords. You now have the option of signing into your personal Microsoft account using the Edge browser and either Windows...

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What‘s coming to Netflix in December: ‘Mowgli,‘ ‘Roma‘ and Springsteen

You might already be preparing to spend the holidays watching Avengers: Infinity War on repeat after it arrives on Netflix on Christmas Day, but there will be plenty of other new shows and movies for you to check out on the streaming service over the...

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‘Pokmon Go‘ creator Niantic to develop GPS-based tourism games

It was at the helm of GPS/AR/Maps-based exergaming in 2013 with Ingress, saw phenomenal success with Pokeacute;mon Go, and will launch a location-based Harry Potter mobile game next year. Now, Niantic is making the natural move into tourism-focuse...

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Work resumes on Telltale‘s final ‘The Walking Dead‘ season

You might not have to wait too long to find closure for the final season of Telltales The Walking Dead. Several weeks after rescuing the franchise, Robert Kirkmans Skybound has restarted work on the season using many of the people who worked on...

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Snap will reportedly release AR-enabled Spectacles with dual cameras

Snap is reportedly set to release a new version of Spectacles with an aluminum design that packs in two cameras. Through the Snapchat app, you may be able to add augmented reality overlay effects in videos you capture with the updated Spectacles. The...

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The best ultraportable laptops of 2018

When Steve Jobs first pulled the original MacBook Air out of a manilla envelope in 2008, the tech world dropped its collective jaw. A laptop that could fit in such a small package? Groundbreaking. With a three-pound weight and tapered silhouette that...

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